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What is the formula for the Smart Body Mass Index?

The formula for the standard body mass index is mass divided by the square of height, where mass is in kilograms and height is in metres. It has been criticised in that its variation with height may ...
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Where does the claim that 1lb of weight loss takes 4lb of pressure off your spine come from? Is it true?

If you Google "4lb spine" there are an awful lot of pages with a quote along these lines: For every four pounds you lose, you remove 16 pounds of pressure from your spine. None of them ...
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Weight loss during death

Yesterday, a family member and myself were discussing the dying process (a family member recently died). It was brought up to me that - supposedly- the human body losses weight at or very near the ...
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Why do antidepressant drugs increase body mass?

Serotonin is an anorexient neurotransmitter. But if I am right, antidepressant drugs like SSRIs increase the amount of serotonin in the brain. So why do antidepressants increase body mass if ...
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Is stomach fat more "stubborn" than other body fat?

I am in the month of Ramadhan and my fast is almost 15 hrs each day. I can see overall changes: for example my shoulders and arms are getting lean but my stomach remains like a little bear belly. It ...
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Understanding the weight difference between two brothers

There are two adult brothers, 5 years apart. The weight difference between them is minor, but remarkable and incomprehensible given the circumstances. As we cannot come up with a plausible explanation,...
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How to measure body fitness

I am wondering if here is any clue/algorithm/generally well recognized equation to measure body fitness according to/considering average daily/periodic step count data, walking distance, sports and ...
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Why my father gaining weight even after eating less food per day for years

I am posting this question as I am concerned about my father's health. He is 60 years old, 5feet 5 inches height and has 86kgs weight. he worked(now he is taking rest at home) in a rice mill and ...
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Are there health issues with gaining 24 pounds in one year if otherwise healthy?

Got a check-up today at the doctor's office and the digital scale really scared me: 184 pounds, compared with my normal 160 from a year ago. I am a 5'9" tall male. My doctor oddly didn't mention ...